Inter Baku PIK
|Full name||İnter Bakı Peşəkar İdman Klubu|
|Nickname(s)||Bankirlər (The Bankers)|
|League||Azerbaijan Premier League|
Inter Baku PIK (Azerbaijani: İnter Bakı Peşəkar İdman Klubu) is an Azerbaijani football club based in Baku, that currently plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League. The club have won the Premier League title two times. 
- 1 History
- 2 Stadium
- 3 Players
- 4 Records
- 5 Notable managers
- 6 Honours
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Early years (1997–2004)
The club has been functioning since 1997, but initially it had a different name. The club originally shared its name with Khazar University, the first private university in Azerbaijan which founded the club. The club debuted in the amateur league in 1997. In 1999, Khazar University began to play in the Azerbaijan Premier League and ended its debut in 11th place. In subsequent years, Inter finished in 7th place (2000/01 season) and 3rd place (2003–04 season).
In the 2003–04 season the team performed well and ended the season in fourth place. This result earned the club the right to play in the UEFA Intertoto Cup for the first time. In the first round of the 2004 Intertoto Cup, Khazar University defeated Bregenz of Austria 3:0 in the first leg on a forfeit and 2:1 in the second leg. In the second round of the tournament, Khazar University played Tampere United of Finland. The club lost the first game 0:3, but won the return leg held in Baku, 1:0. Khazar University lost the tie on aggregate and was out of its first Intertoto cup.
The Double and Tskhadadze years (2004–2014)
In the summer of 2004, all rights of the Khazar University club were transferred to the newly created Inter Baku Professional Football Club, and the team participated in the 13th championship of the Azerbaijani Premier League under the name of Inter Baku. Later in 2004, certain structural changes were made in the club's management, and Inter Baku was renamed the Inter Professional Club, finishing the 2004–2005 season in seventh place. Inter's progression up the standings continued in the 14th iteration of the Azerbaijan Premier League when Inter finished in fourth place.
The club repeated its performance with fourth again in 2006–07 before winning the league championship in 2007–08. Following its victory in the domestic league, Inter qualified for its first-ever appearance in the UEFA Champions League in 2008 and advanced to the second qualifying round by defeating Rabotnički of the Republic of Macedonia on away goals.
2009 saw Inter Baku retain the Azerbaijan Premier League title, securing it for the second time in the club's history. The club's Champions League campaign was less successful – barely losing to Lech Poznań away on penalties. In 2011, Inter Baku also managed to win the CIS Cup after defeating Shakhtsyor Salihorsk in the final.
In 2012, the club recorded an Azerbaijani record for the biggest win in a European competition by beating Narva Trans 5–0 in Estonia. The club had started the 2013–14 season with a three-game losing streak, setting a record for worst start to a season in its history. However, the team managed to clinch second spot in the league.
Financial difficulties and present situation (2015-present)
During the 2015-16 season, Inter started experiencing financial difficulties at the same time with its main sponsor, The International Bank of Azerbaijan. In December of 2015, the club's president Georgi Nikolov was replaced by Rashad Gasimov. On 31 March 2016, Inter Baku were banned from participating in the next UEFA club competition that they would qualify for in the next three seasons, covering the 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons.
The situation continued during the 2016-17 season as Inter struggled to pay salaries to its players and make new transfers. Despite that, Inter was able to claim the bronze medals in the national championship and reach the semifinals stage in the Cup. At the end of the season, IBA announced that it would no longer sponsor the club and this led to new changes in the administration. Zaur Akhundov, former director of the National Futzal Federation, was appointed as the head of the Supervisory Board and Ramish Maliyev became the new executive director of the club. Despite the rumors about the liquidation, Inter was able to find sponsorship for the 2017-18 season and play in the Europe League where it eliminated Serbian Mladost Lučani in the first qualifying round before getting eliminated by Fola Esch in the second round.
|Season||League||Azerbaijan Cup||Top goalscorer|
|1999-00||1st||11||22||5||3||14||19||41||18||1/8 Finals||S. Alakbarov||7|
|2000–01||1st||7||20||9||2||9||26||38||29||1/8 Finals||R. Nasibov||8|
|2003–04||1st||4||26||15||6||5||43||16||51||1/8 Finals||A. Sokhadze||6|
|2013–14||1st||2||36||20||7||9||60||37||67||Quarter finals||V. Javadov||16|
|2015–16||1st||4||36||16||11||9||39||28||59||Semi-Finals||N. Hajiyev / M. Abbasov||6|
- As of match played 20 July 2017
|UEFA Champions League||6||1||3||2||3||5|
|UEFA Europa League||24||11||7||6||34||24|
|UEFA Intertoto Cup||4||3||0||1||6||4|
|2004||UEFA Intertoto Cup||R1||Bregenz||2–1||3–0||5–1|
|2008–09||UEFA Champions League||1Q||Rabotnički||0–0||1–1||1–1(a)|
|2009–10||UEFA Europa League||2Q||Spartak Trnava||1–2||1–3||2–5|
|2010–11||UEFA Champions League||2Q||Lech Poznań||0–1||1–0||1–1(8-9p)|
|2012–13||UEFA Europa League||1Q||Narva Trans||5–0||2–0||7–0|
|2013–14||UEFA Europa League||1Q||IFK Mariehamn||1–1||2–0||3–1|
|2014–15||UEFA Europa League||1Q||Tiraspol||3–1||3–2||6–3|
|2015–16||UEFA Europa League||1Q||Laçi||1–1||0–0||1–1(a)|
|2017–18||UEFA Europa League||1Q||Mladost Lučani||2–0||3–0||5–0|
|Full name||Inter Arena|
The club play their home matches at the Inter Arena, an all-seater football stadium situated in Baku. Since 2008, the stadium has been under development, surrounded by practice fields, administration buildings and the newly built four-star Inter Hotel.
Azerbaijani teams are limited to nine players without Azerbaijani citizenship. The squad list includes only the principal nationality of each player; several non-European players on the squad have dual citizenship with an EU country.
- As of 30 June 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Out on loan
Reserve team squad
As of 30 October 2016. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Lists of the players with the most caps and top goalscorers for the club, as of 14 November 2014 (players in bold signify current Inter players). Ģirts Karlsons is the club's all-time top scorer with 36 goals in 73 games.
|2||Asif Mammadov||2008–10; 2010–present||118||7|
Information correct as of match played 2 November 2014. Only competitive matches are counted.
|Valentyn Khodukin||Ukraine||2006||Jun 2009||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Azerbaijan Premier League|||
|Kakhaber Tskhadadze||Georgia||Jul 2009||Jun 2014||220||111||63||46||301||166||50.45||Azerbaijan Premier League
P – Total of played matches W – Won matches D – Drawn matches L – Lost matches GS – Goal scored GA – Goals against
%W – Percentage of matches won
Nationality is indicated by the corresponding FIFA country code(s).
- Winners (1): 2011
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